• 2006 – Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Essex.
  • 2001 – Master in Sociology, University of Essex.
  • 1996 – Communication Sciences, ITESM.

Academic appointments:

  • Regional Director of the Southeast headquarters of the Center for Research and Higher Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS).
  • Research Professor at CIESAS (since 2012).
  • National System of Researchers, Level II.
  • President of the Board of Directors of the Fray Matías de Córdova Human Rights Center.
  • Researcher affiliated with CISIDAT.

Research interests:

  • Border dynamics, transnationalism, migration, and mobility, integration of immigrants; the dynamic relationship between agency and structure.

Featured projects:

  • Objective: “ee) Describe and analyze the dynamics of mobility and permanence of Guatemalan workers in Mexico and reconstruction of their expectations, needs, and imaginations.” Part of the project TRANSBOUNDARY REGION MEXICO-GUATEMALA: REGIONAL DIMENSION AND BASES FOR ITS INTEGRAL DEVELOPMENT. (FIRST PHASE, 2017-2018)
  • Guatemala-Mexico Binational Group for Border Studies: Cross-Border Dynamics and Multidimensional Perspectives.


  • Stigma and unmet sexual and reproductive health needs among international migrant sex workers at the Mexico-Guatemala border. Rocha-Jiménez T, Morales-Miranda S, Fernández-Casanueva C, Brouwer KC, Goldenberg SM. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2018 Oct;143(1):37-43.
  • HIV Risk Behaviors and Correlates of Inconsistent Condom Use Among Substance Using Migrants at the Mexico/Guatemala Border. Conners EE, Swanson K, Morales-Miranda S, Fernández Casanueva C, Mercer VJ, Brouwer KC. AIDS Behav. 2017 Jul;21(7):2033-2045.
  • Influence of peer support on HIV/STI prevention and safety amongst international migrant sex workers: A qualitative study at the Mexico-Guatemala border. Febres-Cordero B, Brouwer KC, Rocha-Jimenez T, Fernandez-Casanueva C, Morales-Miranda S, Goldenberg SM. PLoS One. 2018 Jan 5;13(1):e0190787.
  • The influence of migration in substance use practices and HIV/STI-related risks of female sex workers at a dynamic border crossing. Rocha-Jiménez T, Morales-Miranda S, Fernández-Casanueva C, Brouwer KC. J Ethn Subst Abuse. 2019 Feb 22:1-18.